4.93 stars (14)

Childminder in Salford

Female Member since Apr 2016 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 06 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Shelley's Shorties is a family run childminding and tutoring service the Salford area that currently provides childcare with a difference.

We have a lot of experience of working with children if all ages and abilities. You can see some of the activities we do on our Facebook page by entering @shelleysshorties into the search bar.

If you’d like to arrange a visit to see if we can meet your childcare needs you are welcome. We will try to design a childcare package to meet your families individual needs.

We open from 6:30am - 8:30pm. Late nights and weekends are available on request.

We have a good understanding of the everyday challenges that families face and Shelley's Shorties will not turn away any child's due to a disability. I have worked with children for well over 23 years.

We have 2 dedicated playrooms and a third room that we use for childminding. We have a wide range of toys, educational toys and books to help promote learning for children at all stages of their development.

We have a very large garden which is enclosed where babies and children can play safely. We like to ensure all children have a good balance of outdoor time.

We follow the EYFS foundation curriculum where we focus on the 7 areas of learning and development through play through a number of different activities such as: arts and crafts, baking, messy play, phonics, stories and nursery rhymes.

We also try to attend outdoor activities as much as possible by going on outings to playgroups, forest schools, farms, libraries, local parks and soft play etc.

We can also provide private tutoring, homework help comes free for children attending before and after school childcare. Weekends and late evenings are available on request.

The current school's that we provide services from are: Buile Hill Visual Arts College, Brentnall Primary School, St Boniface's RC Primary School, Unity Community School and Lower Kersal Community School.

During school holidays we provide action packed days, which include a number of different types of trips to keep children’s entertained.

We continually try to meet the families needs and not the other way round as we appreciate how hard it is to find the right childcare that will work with your individual requirements.

My Experience

I have well over 23 years of experience working with children in different settings. I started my working career volunteering for Bristol Mencap working with children with disabilities and from there progressed to a nursery assistant. After taking time out to look after raise my own children I returned to work as a keyworker in a children’s home, working with vulnerable children. I was later promoted to deputy manager and decided to leave to pursue my teaching career.

Whilst studying I was not only a tutor for primary and secondary school children. I also worked for the university in raising the aspirations of young people by helping them to raise their GCSE grades. Alongside this in university breaks I worked for an International Language school as an English teacher and as their Welfare Manager. Once I had finished my studies I worked for a number of nurseries and schools in the Bristol area.

Alongside all of this I have raised four of my own children aged, 25, 21, 20 and 18 nearly 19. Two of which have had their own problems. My 20 year old was diagnosed with Asperger’s and behaviour problems and multiple allergies along with severe Asthma at the age of 3. With my support he has been able to stay in main stream education, has done well at his GCSEs and now attends engineering college in Bristol. I have a good understanding of the everyday challenges that families face and Shelley's Shorties will not turn away any child's due to a disability.

My Qualifications

I am a holder of an upper 2:1 degree in education and P.G.C.E in Primary Education. I also hold certificates in Aquatics (swimming teacher), First Aid, Delivering the EYFS, Expectations of behaviour, Introduction to children diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder, Raising developmental concerns with parents, Safeguarding, Child protection, Supporting children's emotional well-being, Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs, and childminders count. I currently am learning sign language as I feel this can benefit me and the children I work with.

My Availability

We have 2,3 and 4 year old free places, before and after-school places, term time only places, school holiday only places, and full and part -time places.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 02/03/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

We offer a day rate, half day rate and a hourly rate depending on the hours that you need. We also do government funded free places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Alongside this we accept all payment voucher schemes, tax free childcare and will do our best to point any parent in the right direction to get help with childcare funding.

Fees are payable on an advanced payment only basis this will also be fully explained.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Nya. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Thank you so much Shelley and family.You all have been a life saver looking after our son PJ. We are always at ease knowing that he is well cared for. Well fed and and kept clean.I'm always thoroughly informed of his progress throughout the day. We cant thank you enough. Thank you for continuing to care for him.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Nya on 16/08/2019

Response by Nya on 17/08/2019:

Thank you for you amazing review! We love looking after him and are glad that we can meet your families needs. He is a pleasure to look after and we are glad that you are happy with our services.

I have been literally stuck and frustrated with issues around childcare and the timeframes of job offers. Nya has been very friendly and courteous, taking time out to chat with me at length on the phone and also coming to visit us and clear up any questions etc. She is also prompt in responding to any correspondence I send to her. We are both looking forward to this journey together with her becoming one of your shorties. My daughter is already comfortable with you.

  • 4 stars Overall

by about Nya on 16/08/2019

Response by Nya on 16/08/2019:

Thank you for your review Jules I hope when your daughter starts you are happy as she really is a lovely little girl who we are looking forward to working with.

Thank you Nya and her team for looking after my two girls. They always love to come to your place. Keep on doing the good work you are doing. You are lifesaver minder. God bless you and your family. Lola

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Nya on 13/04/2019

Response by Nya on 13/04/2019:

Thank you your review is lovely!

Shelley has looked after my eldest since she was 3. She speaks highly of Shelley and she loves going there. My other 2 who are under the age of 2 have also been looked after by Shelley and her team. They always come back happy and well fed.7 Shelley and her team are very flexible towards my childcare needs, they are always available and happy to help.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Nya on 28/02/2019

I was struggling with school pick ups and after school care for my two children but Shelley has now resolved that situation for me you been a lifesaver. My children love going and have settled in very well. Well recommended A* service thanks so much.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Nya on 18/02/2019

Response by Nya on 18/02/2019:

Thank you hun, its a pleasure looking after your beautiful children.

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